So, we're lucky to have a sizable GNU Radio contingent here today, and I'd love it if everyone involved could write a little about who they are and what they do within the org.
I'm more of a UEFI guy
I'm enthusiastic. I think that's the biggest point. I did my university in electrical and computer engineering and joined the Amateur Radio club after the first year.
so, how did you end up with GNU Radio, by the way?
Good Day everyone
I was really fortunate that it had some ancient equipment and neglected in the corner a software defined radio
@Derek Are you still a HAM?
Yes I am. MW0LNA in the UK
and K0ZEL in the USA. mostly "active" in the microwave bands
That's a pretty sweet call sign!
@Derek, Cool, I'm WB4PHJ here in just outside of Washington, DC.
Derek gets more ham cred just for his call signs than others for their gear :)
Marcus, I got into GNU Radio during my masters. I did an evolutionary algorithms project optimizing digital modulation and used GNU Radio as the simulator
I forget why I knew about it at that point
I ended up presenting that work at GNU Radio Conference in Washington DC, 2014
Is GNU radio being used in any commercial transceivers?
@Mike Anderson indeed, it is!
There's a company running satellite base stations, for example.
Cool, which ones if you can think of any?
That said, we often have a hard time finding out about who is using GNU Radio
I can't think of anyone openly selling radios intended for the general public that use GNU Radio
but there are a fair number of commercial specialized systems that use it, often designed by the company actually using the systems
I can imagine that not many users are willing to say that publicly. But, under GPL, don't they have to reveal that?
I'm one of the GNU Radio Project Officers. I have been involved with organizing the upcoming GNU Radio Conference 2018 in Henderson, NV. I’ve rebuilt the gnuradio.org site to migrate it from a WP arch. One of the pet projects I am working on is a web/browser based version of GRC/frontend for GNU Radio.
While we're at it: I'm the community manager for GNU Radio, and have done various activities for the project over the last 10 years. Also a member of the foundation.
Thanks for the intros. Nice to meet you! Here's a question from @Chris Handwerker:
"I'm a ham and a programmer who would like to get their feet wet with SDR and GNU radio.
What's the best place to get started for someone with a decent technical background? Is there a kit or a specific SDR I should get? Could you recommend good literature?"
GPL would require them to release the source code directly using GNU Radio to their customers if they sold a system that used GNU Radio
@Chris Handwerker : I would get my hands on an RTL-SDR dongle first
If it's internal to a company then the end user already has access to the Source code
@Mike Anderson I'd argue a talk titled "A Global Satellite Communications Network with...
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